Chitwan, 22nd February, 2015 : The Chitwan National Park saw more tourists’ arrival in the first seven months of the current fiscal year as compared to the same period in the previous fiscal year.
As many as 122,710 tourists visited the national park in the last seven months in the current fiscal year, said Assistant Conservation Officer Bishnu Thapaliya. As many as 101,869 tourists visited the Park in the same period last year, he added.
With the increase in tourists’ arrival in Chitwan the revenue collection also increased by around Rs 30 million. The Park raised Rs 159.4 million in the first seven months this year against Rs 139 million in the same period last year.
According to records at the Park Office, as many as 24,288 domestic tourists, 10,000 from SAARC region, and 88,224 tourists from other countries visited the Park during this period.
The Park charges Rs 1,500 as entry fee from foreigners, Rs 750 from tourists from SAARC nations and Rs 100 from the domestic tourists, Assistant Conservation Officer Thapaliya said.
Wildlife is the main attraction for tourists visiting the national park, he added.
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